I hope you’ve had a great weekend.
Today’s card is very similar to the card I shared on Saturday, which I called
Petals & More Thinlits. They are also similar in as much as the Petals & More
card I used the branch and leaves Thinlits die for the first time, and with the
Flourishing Phrases, this is the first time I used the branch, leaves
and flowers stamp, although I have used other stamps in this two box set!
I’ve used Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi again as they are on the retiring list,
but yesterday I stamped with the Basic Grey Archival Ink because it dries
to a beautifully soft colour. When I first saw this stamp, I knew I wanted to
stamp the flowers again so I could fussy cut them, and adhere them on
top using Dimensionals.
I wasn’t sure what to do about the grey spots, and my first thought was
to punch some small holes to adhere on top to cover them over. Another
option was to put some Fine-Tip Glue on top, but I decided to paint
some large Basic Pearls using the Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend.
Through choice I would have preferred to use the medium size Basic Pearls
but they wouldn’t have covered the Basic Grey dots completely.
Although the sentiment looks nice and straight in this photograph, it isn’t
really! I was going to use the Happy Birthday sentiment that’s in the
Hostess In the City Stamp Set, but I decided it was too small. I chose to
use the one that’s in the Rose Wonder Stamp Set; both of these sets
When I took the Solid Baker’s Twine out of the bag, it looked like a
superb match, but as soon as I had downloaded the photographs from
my camera, it looked anything but! I’ve decided to leave it as it
still looks good in real life!
To make the double bow, I used two strands of the Baker’s Twine and
made a bunny’s ears bow as normal! The three butterflies are from the
Sharing Sweet Thoughts Ronald McDonald Stamp Set. All three are on
one stamp, but personally, I don’t think they are positioned correctly
to stamp and leave. I think they have to be fussy cut, which is fine for
me, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea!
So the question is, which card do you prefer? For me, as much as I’m
into using the wooden elements, I much prefer the stamped branch, leaves
and flowers. Oh, by the way, I ran out of time yesterday, and didn’t
decorate the inside of the card – hopefully, I’ll remember to do it today!
That’s about it from me today. I hope you have a great day, and until
tomorrow, happy crafting.
Lorraine Turner says
love them Jan, love your honesty about cutting up your stamps too. For me I prefer the previous card but thats because I have everything in my craft stash to make it and I haven't got the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. :O)